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Sinha murder: Pradeep, Liakat sentenced to death

Update : 31 Jan 2022, 17:42

A Cox's Bazar Court today sentenced former Teknaf Police Station OC Pradeep Kumar and former inspector of Baharchhara Police Investigation Centre Liakat Ali to death in the sensational Major (retd) Sinha Rashed Khan murder case.

In addition, the court sentenced six people to life in prison and acquitted seven others since the charges leveled against them could not be established.

The former Teknaf police sub-inspector Nanda Dulal Rakshit, constables Rubel Sharma and Sagar Dev, and villagers Nurul Amin, Nizam Uddin, and Ayas Uddin were all sentenced to life in jail.

Pradeep and Liakat

The former Baharchhara police investigation centre assistant sub-inspector Liton Mia and constables Safanur Karim, Kamal Hossain, and Abdullah Al Mamun, as well as the then Cox's Bazar-based Armed Police Battalion sub-inspector Shahjahan, were all acquitted in the case.

According to Mohammad Jahangir, a lawyer representing the plaintiff in the case, the acquitted accused in the case are the then Baharchhara police investigation centre assistant sub-inspector Liton Mia and constables Safanur Karim, Kamal Hossain, and Abdullah Al Mamun, and the then Cox's Bazar-based Armed Police Battalion sub-inspector Shahjahan and constables Rajib and Abdullah.

On Monday, District and Sessions Judge Mohammad Ismail delivered the verdict in the presence of the defendants.

Major (Retd) Sinha Md Rashed Khan was killed in police firing at the Baharchhara police checkpoint on Marine Drive Road in the Teknaf upazila of Cox's Bazar district late on July 31, 2020.

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